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    What to do during meet week?

    So Im running Canditos 6 week program. It’s designed for you to peak towards a meet. For week 6, you have the option of a. Deloading or b. Testing out your maxes.

    My question is, if my week 6 is a meet, that means my last real workout will be exactly 7 DAYS before the actual meet. Is this an adequate time of rest before a meet? I feel like I should be doing something (although I really wouldn’t be making progress a week out).

    What should i do during that week? Rest? Or should I do some light volume workouts? I dont want to fatigue my body but i do still want to keep the movement patterns.

    Another option is to spread out my week 5 so that it’s a little closer to the meet day
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    Originally Posted by khaile View Post
    So Im running Canditos 6 week program. It’s designed for you to peak towards a meet. For week 6, you have the option of a. Deloading or b. Testing out your maxes.

    My question is, if my week 6 is a meet, that means my last real workout will be exactly 7 DAYS before the actual meet. Is this an adequate time of rest before a meet? I feel like I should be doing something (although I really wouldn’t be making progress a week out).

    What should i do during that week? Rest? Or should I do some light volume workouts? I dont want to fatigue my body but i do still want to keep the movement patterns.

    Another option is to spread out my week 5 so that it’s a little closer to the meet day
    Run a taper week with light volume. Do the competition lifts every day, but only do a few sets of 1-2 reps each at less than 80% of your opener. Day before the meet is day off.
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    Originally Posted by ECGordyn View Post
    Run a taper week with light volume. Do the competition lifts every day, but only do a few sets of 1-2 reps each at less than 80% of your opener. Day before the meet is day off.
    I've done this and felt fresh come meet day:

    Monday: all 3 competition lifts, 5 x 3 x 60%
    Wednesday: squat 5 x 3 x 60%, bench 3 x 1 x 80% w/ commands and pause, deadlift 5 x 3 x 60%
    Friday: mobility only
    Saturday: party

    Your triples should feel smooth and fast. The extra bench singles are just to dial in the bench commands and pause a bit harder, as bench requires the most thinking in terms of commands/performance in a meet.
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